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a great story it is for america, and what a great story it is that president obama would give us a chance to consider judge sotomayor to serve as the first hispanic woman on the united states supreme court. for many who oppose judge sotomayor, her life achievements and her judicial record are just not good enough. after poring over 3,000 court decisions and hundreds of her speeches, judge sotomayor's critics focused their opposition primarily, not exclusively, but primarily on one case, the ricci case, and on one sentence from one speech. i hope someone was keeping track of how many times those three words wise latina woman were quoted during the course of this hearing. senator after senator asked her what did you really, really, really mean with those three words over and over again. we are senators who live in a world of decisions and votes every day, and we understand when our decisions and votes are questioned and challenged often in an unfair fashion. if we vote in a way that's controversial, we ask that people be fair and judge us on our life's work, not on a single vote. it's a sta
america never die. i love you, dad. and you will always live in my heart forever. [applause] [applause] >> your eminence, vicki, cara, edward, patrick, currin, caroline, members of the kennedy family, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens,. todacitizens, today we say goodbye to the youngest child of rose and joseph kenne kennedy. the world will long remember their son edward as the heir to a weighty legacy. a champion for those who had none. the soul of the democratic party and the lion of the united states senate. a man who graces nearly 1,000 laws, who's penned more than 300 laws himself. but those of us who loved him and ache with his passing know ted kennedy by the other titles he held: father, brother, husband, grandfather, uncle teddy, or, as he was often known to his younger nieces and nephews, the grand fromage, or the big cheese. [laughter] i, like so many others in the city where he worked for nearly half a century, knew him as a colleague, a mentor, and, above all, as a friend. ted kennedy was the baby of the family who became its patriarch, the restless dreamer who beca
a microphone? >> i cannot believe that we have the president of the united states of america in grand junction, colorado. [applause] we are so proud of you. >> thank you. >> i am a naturalized citizen, and i am proud to be an american. [applause] as a child, i had polio, and i have had 52 surgeries to correct my bones. between here and the mayo clinic in phoenix arizona, i have been blessed with a good insurance, generally excellent doctors and care. however, my major concern in costs, even with good insurance, and has been high, when i have been gone out of the network. why should our doctors' treatment choice be limited by a geographic area of the state? what kind of competition is this, mr. president? . that is what is going on right now. it is just that the decisions are being made by the insurance companies. now, in fairness, we probably could not construct a system in which you could see any doctor anywhere in the world at any time, regardless of expense. that would be a hard system to set up. if you live in maine, we will fly you into california and put you up. you can see -- and i am n
to control more of america through politicians. that is a fundamentally different world. we believe you ought to develop american energy and american technology so america's able to keep the money at home, both for national security and for economic growth. they believe you ought to raise taxes massively on american energy, cripple the american economy, and make sure that you're dependent forever on countries like venezuela and saudi arabia, a fundamentally different model. we believe you ought to develop green technology. i wrote a book called "contract with europe," describing a green conservatism, but we also recognize there are 240 million vehicles in the current fleet that are going to require current technology fuels for the next generation. they believe he we ought to make a magic switch overnight to technology that is not -- that does not yet exist, at a price that we can't imagine using things we don't know about, from companies that have not yet been formed. fundamentally different model. [laughter] [applause] >> we believe the world is dangerous, our borders ought to be controlled,
her nomination. and join us next saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern for "america and the courts." $ >> she will be the first latino american and only the third woman on the supreme court. you can watch all of the senator's speeches on judge sonia sotomayor and the vote at cspan.org. join us next week for "america and the courts," saturday evenings at 7:00 eastern on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2008] >> from the chicago public library, this is about an hour and a half. >> and now i think we're ready to begin. good evening, everyone. my name is mary demsey. it's my great pleasure to welcome you to the chicago public library for this very special program, "our histories and our stories. " first let me start by thanking juliana richardson and the history makers and g.g g. choza of roosevelt high school for telling these wonderful stories to us. we're delighted to have them here for this very, very special evening. of course, we're disietded to ee dr. henry lewis gates back here at the chicago hub library with rick hogan. it is an exciting night for us
show is that in america we are culturally conditioned to believe that one group is superior, one group is inferior. unfortunately, that is part of the culture. the manifestation of that cultural conditioning and this speaks to what you are saying, is that one group undervalues, underestimates, and marginalizes another group. what we have to do, and i think i understand where you're coming from, is we have to understand there is no dominance. we have a problem of racial dominance. we used to have this legally. we now have to factor appeared dead -- now have defacto. my daughter just got married and it is an interracial marriage. those kids were in the wedding and did not care who was what. i have children who are african american who you can't tell them you can't do anything you want. we had changed. in large part, i agree with you. we do have to get to know each other, but i am not going to change my heritage. it would be absurd to sit here and tell frank sinatra, if he was a lot olive, you are not it- american. he would say you have to be out of your mind. he was proud to be an italia
out here. and i appreciate you. [applause] >> you can watch this program again or other recent america and the courts programs at c-span.org. just click on america and the courts under the c-span series link. and join us for america and the courts saturday evenings at 7:00 eastern on c-span [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> this is c-span, public affairs programming courtesy of america's cable companies. up next our history programming begins with the daughter of a m.i.a. world war ii pilot. and then a symposium on president trueman's working relationship with congress. and later an interview with a doctor in the u.s. army who was captured by iraqi soldiers during the persian gulf war. >> patricia gaffney kindig was born in 1944 shortly after her fighter pilot father was declared missing in action. during this discussion she talks about how his remains were recovered from the 1990's. from the national history museum in new orleans this is 50 minutes and under. >> a funny thing happened on the way to the m
can watch this program again or other recent ago america and the courts" programs at c-span.org. join us next week for "america and the coursurts." >> you are watching c-span, created for you as a public service by america's cable companies. coming up next, world war ii veterans talk about their experience. then a look at research into lost jewish assets taken by the nazis. then a discussion with the doctor on the team who tried to say president kennedy's life after he was shot. >> john mccaslin is interviewed on after words, tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern on book tv. >> the world were ii memorial honors all those who served on the frontlines and on the home front. recently a group of veterans talked about their experiences during the war and the 60 get anniversary of the d-day invasion. this is about an hour and 20 minutes. >> welcome to the eisenhower presidential library museum and are commemoration of the it anniversary of the d-day invasion. we intended are commemorative program to be a tribute to all veterans, but to veterans of the second world war in particular. we could think
elected official in america to use to communicate -- to use a computer to communicate with my constituents. my assistant and i typed in the daily house floor schedule pin we got in a fair amount of trouble because i almost succeeded in dialing up into the state mainframe computer. i wanted to download a bill information and share it with the public and that aggravated the speaker of the texas house and the leadership in january of 1987. nobody had ever heard of such a thing. but i did succeed finally, but i did it on my own. i had to type in the intermission. i think that was the first electronic town hall meeting because i did live dial-up sessions where people would >> me your typing questions and i would answer on a keyboard -- where they would text me or type questions and i would answer on the keyboard. it was in january of 1987. i have used computers pretty aggressively since then appeared to me, it is interesting, exciting, fits a fast, a big new computer, and i love it. i tried to use the latest technology. now i am using a variety of things progress such as a? >> i am using twitte
the very heart of america. while admitting the differences between abilene and london, he pointed out their basic similarities. to preserve his freedom of worship, is equality before law, his liberty to speak and act as he sees fit, subject only to permission that the trespassed not upon the rights of others, a londoner will fight. so will a citizen of abilene. finally, i would like to emphasize how deeply my father grieving over every life lost. he expressed that feeling best in an eloquent statement he made in 1963 with walter cronkite. sitting on the cemetery overlooking omaha beach, he said walter, this d.a. has a special meeting for me. on d-day, my own son graduated from west point, and on the very same day, these young men were cut off in their prime. they have families that grieve for them, but they never knew a great experience of going through life. i devoutly hope will never again ha to see such scenes as these. every time i come back to these beaches, or any day when i think about that date 20 years ago, i say once more, we must find some way to work for peace and to gain
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